Chic Garden Party Wedding

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Justin and Jodye, old college friends, reconnected two weeks before Justin left for Korea with the military and the two reunited a week before their December wedding in Orlando, Florida. The love that kept them together while being so far apart is apparent throughout this darling wedding.

The event was held at The Acre Orlando, a unique outdoor venue featuring an eclectic mix of buildings surrounding gardens that include a fire pit, pond, and a roofless dance floor. See the rest of this wedding, beautifully photographed by Kelian Photography, in the gallery here.

red orange and yellow bouquet

black bridesmaid dresses

black bridesmaid dresses

Jonathan’s Flowers provided all bouquets and floral arrangements. We love the vibrant colors of the bridesmaids unique bouquets, together creating a warm palette to accentuate their black dresses. In addition to their bouquets, each bridesmaid also had her own belt, portraying the individuality of each of them.

gray groomsman ideas

small wedding party

wedding programs

The wedding was a labor of love done by family and friends. The bride’s makeup and hair were done by friend, Michelle Winslow of Orlando. Friend, and professional coordinator, Arlene Outerbridge, along with her husband Bob, managed the day-of coordination. These services were given as wedding gifts, emphasizing the welcoming and warm atmosphere of this wedding.

outside wedding ceremony

wedding kiss

yay we are married

gray and black wedding party

simple orchid wedding bouquet

To invite delight into your wedding, you can always add fun games for your guests! Whimsical decor and signs can also create a bright mood for any wedding. We also love the super cute idea they had for their guest book – photos of all the guests, in front of a designed backdrop.

wedding games

eat drink and be married sign

hanging mason jars

guest book ideas

Even the catering was a personal touch, prepared by the groom, his family, and groomsmen, and served by friends of the couple. As if cake wasn’t delicious enough, scrumptious pies were also included to the list of tasty treats served at the wedding, all made lovingly with care.

cake and pie table

wedding cake

wedding dancing

wedding dancing

sparkler exit

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Photographer: Kelian Photography
Venue: The Acre
Flowers: Jonathan’s Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Michelle Winslow | Coordinator: Arlene Outerbridge

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  1. -100. PixLove says:

    Love this!! Very cute!

  2. Lovely unique details and fabulous images that really captures the fun, easy going vibe of the wedding!

  3. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Loving the bridesmaid dresses in this chic garden party wedding!

  4. -100. @TSkyWeddings says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Loving the bridesmaid dresses in this chic garden party wedding!

  5. -100. Katie says:

    Where did those awesome bridesmaid dresses come from? I want one.

  6. -100. Linda says:

    This looks like a really fun wedding. I love the guest book photos. That would make one awesome guest book momento. Love it!

  7. -100. Zoe says:

    Any idea where the bridesmaid dresses are from???? Love them!

  8. -100. @clubcorp says:

    Adorable garden #party #wedding with lots of ideas for rustic personal touches @weddingchicks

  9. -100. Jodye says:

    Thank you so much for all the kind comments! Our wedding day was a blast- very fun and relaxing! I’m kicking myself for not getting one of the bridesmaid dresses too, I absolutely love them. I wanted navy lace dresses and one of my bridesmaids finally found them on a fair trade website- they frequently go out of stock though- understandable since they are so adorable! Here is the link:

  10. -100. @JodyeHebert says:

    Our wedding at @TheAcreOrlando and photography by @Kelianphoto is being featured on Wedding Chicks!! #wedding #love

  11. -100. @BirdieBailey says:

    Duh! Was totes perf MT @JodyeHebert Our wedding at @TheAcreOrlando, @Kelianphoto photos featured on Wedding Chicks!!

  12. -100. Z0ë says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all of your unique touches. Where are the groom’s and groomsmen’s suits from? We’re looking for grey suits for my upcoming wedding and these are perfect.

  13. -100. @Kelianphoto says:

    RT @JodyeHebert: Our wedding at @TheAcreOrlando and photography by @Kelianphoto is being featured on Wedding Chicks!! #wedding #love

  14. Some fantastic shots here at such a gorgeous wedding!

  15. -100. Jodye says:

    The cashmere gray groomsmen suits and navy ties were custom-made in Korea while Justin was stationed there. Not only did each guy have a perfectly fitting suit to keep, it was much more economical than renting would have been!

  16. -100. @MagnetStreetWed says:

    Cute! Chic Garden Party Wedding from @Weddingchicks

  17. -100. @beckoningdesign says:

    Chic Garden Party Wedding

  18. Congratulations for them! Really nice place .& decor. Like it.

  19. -100. Zoe says:

    Jodye- would any of your bridesmaids be interested in selling their dresses? Mata Traders has discontinued the dress and I have bought every single on I can find on the internet for my bridesmaids. I am still in need of an X-Large and a Medium. email me zoerichards1 (at) yahoo (dot) com Thanks!

  20. -100. Stirling Parker says:

    Love these photos!! Where are the bridesmaid dresses from?!

  21. -100. katie says:

    Stirling Parker you can get the dress here: I contacted Manta since this exact dress is out of stock. They said they are making more this summer to be available in August. They’ll have cherry red and gray.

  22. -100. Patricia D. Young says:

    The wedding looks a whole lot of fun. I just love the bride’s dress, it’s not too flashy and the bridesmaides look beautiful as well. It’s not really common seeing a wedding with a black motif, but i think it was beautiful oh and i love the place.

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  24. -100. earcandy - party says:

    Such cute pic of the 3 kids in the middle! Great post and best wished to the bride and groom from the earcandy team.

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